Aims, policies, purpose/impetus for project:
The impetus was to celebrate the centenary of Watford Palace Theartre
Dates: September 2008, running for 3 months.
Key individuals and roles involved:
3 key individuals - Watford Palace Theatre's Executive Director; Watford Palace Theatre's Head of Learning & Participation; Owen Davies as University of Hertfordshire facilitator.
Paid or voluntary, training in oral history:
3 university students were involved to conduct and record oral history interviews
Student interviewers were voluntary. 2 were level3 undergrads, and the other a PhD student with training and experience in oral history.
Project funded by:
The Theatre was awarded £5000 Heritage Lottery Money.
Management of project: By the Theatre
Format of interviews: Digital Edirol MP3 recorders.
How interviewees are selected and located:
They were elderly Watford residents invited by the Theatre for a reminiscence day.
Interview running time: 6 hours
Copyright in interviews. Assignment rights?:
Location of interview copies. Accessibility to public/format:
The interviews are held by Watford Palace Theatre
Collection contact details/website:
Interview transcripts/lists of topics or other content indexes:
The PhD student created a basic index of topics for the Theatre.
Cataloguing: This is being dealt with by the Theatre
Future plans for project/interviews?:
I applied for an AHRC Collaborative PhD working on the social history of Watford Palace Theatre. Oral history would form a part, but not a major part of the research.
Materials used for publications, exhibitions, conferences, radio/TV programmes or performances etc or future plans for this?:
They were to be used by a performance artist as part of the centenary celebrations
Project website: n/a
List on a joint (possibly STR) website: n/a
Join listserv/emailing list/forum: Yes - me or one of my colleagues
List of interviewees provided: No
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13th May 2009